The Engineering Studies Stage 6 Syllabus provides a context within which to develop general competencies considered essential for the acquisition of effective, higher-order thinking skills necessary for further education, work and everyday life.
Key competencies are embedded in the Engineering Studies Stage 6 Syllabus to enhance student learning. The key competencies of collecting, analysing and organising information and communicating ideas and information reflect core processes of inquiry and reporting which are explicit in the objectives and outcomes of Engineering Studies. The other key competencies are developed through the methodologies of the syllabus and through classroom pedagogy. Students work as individuals and as members of groups to conduct investigations into engineered products and systems and through this, the key competencies planning and organising activities and working with others and in teams are developed. When students solve problems related to engineering and analyse data they become competent in using mathematical ideas and techniques. When students analyse, synthesise and report on engineered products and systems they will be involved in a specific study and application of a range of technologies and they will develop competency in using technology. Finally, the exploration of issues and investigation of the nature of engineered products and systems contributes towards the students’ development of the key competency solving problems.
This module develops an understanding of the basic principles associated with engineering. Examples can be used to explain these principles without this knowledge being applied to a specific component, product or system.
P1.2 explains the relationship between properties, structure, uses and applications of materials in engineering
P2.1 describes the types of materials, components and processes and explains their implications for engineering development